Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2666

Forb
Perennial
Polygamous

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in NC-SC Mtns (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC), endemic to the Appalachians

Look for it in moist to dry forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate (gradually reduced upward)

FLOWER:
Summer
Greenish-white
Bisexual or staminate
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals
6 stamens
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Liliales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Veratrum hybridum   FAMILY Melanthiaceae

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Veratrum hybridum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-23-002:
Melanthium hybridum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Melanthium latifolium

SYNONYMOUS WITH The genera of Melanthiaceae in the southeastern United States (Zomlefer, 1997)
Veratrum latifolium

 

COMMON NAME:
Crisped Bunchflower, Broadleaf Bunchflower


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image of Veratrum hybridum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_mela4_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm110415_437

April    Carroll County    GA

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JK Marlow    jkm080726_147

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Leaf blades narrowly oblanceolate, 25-55cm long, 1-7.2 cm wide, apex acute, per Flora of North America.

image of Veratrum hybridum

JK Marlow    jkm080726_156

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Each tepal bears a pair of glands at its base, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Veratrum hybridum

JK Marlow    jkm080726_156b

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Filaments not basally dilated, equaling tepal width at insertion point, per Flora of North America.

image of Veratrum hybridum

JK Marlow    jkm080726_156c

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Tepals narrowed to a claw, margins conspicuously wavy and crisped, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Veratrum hybridum

JK Marlow    jkm150712_474

July    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

image of Veratrum hybridum

JK Marlow    jkm150712_477

July    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

image of Veratrum hybridum

JK Marlow    jkm150712_481

July    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

image of Veratrum hybridum

JK Marlow    jkm150712_482

July    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

image of Veratrum hybridum

JK Marlow    jkm130922_472

September    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

Capsule ellipsoid to obovoid, 1.3-1.8cm long, perianth persistent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Veratrum hybridum

JK Marlow    jkm130922_472b

September    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

image of Veratrum hybridum

JK Marlow    jkm130922_474

September    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

image of Veratrum hybridum

JK Marlow    jkm130922_476

September    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park